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  • Bitcoin spot ETFs have achieved thirteen consecutive days of net inflows, totaling $48.706 million on May 30, with significant contributions from Fidelity and BlackRock’s funds.
  • The cumulative net inflow for Bitcoin spot ETFs has now surpassed $13.809 billion, reflecting their growing popularity and robust investor confidence in the cryptocurrency market.

In a remarkable streak, Bitcoin spot exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have enjoyed thirteen consecutive days of net inflows, signifying robust investor confidence and sustained interest in cryptocurrency investment vehicles. On May 30, Bitcoin spot ETFs saw a total net inflow of $48.706 million, according to data from SoSo Value, marking a significant milestone in the cryptocurrency market.

Major Players and Impressive Figures

Grayscale ETF GBTC recorded no outflows on this date, while Fidelity ETF FBTC saw an impressive inflow of $119 million. The cumulative net inflow for Bitcoin spot ETFs has now exceeded a staggering $13.809 billion, illustrating the growing popularity and acceptance of these funds among investors.

Earlier this week, BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust emerged as the largest Bitcoin fund globally, amassing nearly $20 billion in total assets since its listing in the United States earlier this year. As of Tuesday, the fund held $19.68 billion worth of Bitcoin, surpassing Grayscale Bitcoin Trust’s $19.65 billion. Fidelity Investments ranked third with an $11.1 billion offering. These milestones underscore the increasing institutional interest and investment in Bitcoin.

The approval and subsequent launch of BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETF, along with Fidelity’s, were part of a larger wave of nine funds that debuted on January 11. This launch coincided with Grayscale’s conversion into an ETF. The approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs has been a pivotal moment for the crypto industry, making Bitcoin more accessible to investors and fueling a rally that saw the cryptocurrency reach an all-time high of $73,798 by March.

Bitcoin ETFs Among Most Successful Funds in History

Bitcoin ETFs have quickly become one of the most successful categories in the ETF market, amassing a total of $58.5 billion in assets. The remarkable growth of these funds is partly driven by the quadrupling of Bitcoin’s value since the start of last year. Despite their success, there are ongoing debates about the suitability of such volatile digital assets for widespread adoption, even within the relatively structured framework of ETFs.

Regulatory challenges remain a significant hurdle for Bitcoin ETFs. Countries like Singapore and China have imposed restrictions or outright bans on investor access to cryptocurrencies. This regulatory caution is echoed by Vanguard Group, the world’s second-largest asset manager, which has no plans to offer any crypto-related products, highlighting the diverse approaches institutions are taking toward digital assets.

The positive momentum for cryptocurrency ETFs is not limited to Bitcoin. Recently, the SEC signaled its openness to approve ETFs for Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value. On May 23, the SEC approved 19b-4 applications from several major players, including VanEck, BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, Franklin Templeton, ARK 21Shares, Invesco Galaxy, and Bitwise, for issuing spot Ether ETFs.

As the cryptocurrency market continues to evolve, the sustained inflows into Bitcoin ETFs demonstrate growing investor confidence and the potential for further innovation and growth in this dynamic sector.